Re: Kernel options, modules, etc.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Oliver Elphick" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Hoyt Bailey" <email@example.com>
Cc: "debian-user" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, December 02, 2003 19:49
Subject: Re: Kernel options, modules, etc.
> On Wed, 2003-12-03 at 00:04, Hoyt Bailey wrote:
> > There has been a lot of talk about kernels on the list lately and I am
> > loss to understand what options or modules are required. Is there a
> > document that lists these items that I could read.
> The modules you need are the ones that correspond to your particular
> hardware and to the tasks you want your computer to perform.
> So if you want to use dial-up to an ISP, you are going to need the ppp
> module; if you want to use a parallel printer, you will need lp and
> parport and parport_pc. You will need the Ethernet driver module for
> your particular Ethernet card. So this isn't a question that can easily
> be answered without knowing your circumstances in detail.
> The kernel source contains a lot of documentation, including help-text
> relating to each of the possible modules or kernel facilities.
> Oliver Elphick Oliver.Elphick@lfix.co.uk
> Isle of Wight, UK http://www.lfix.co.uk/oliver
Ok that means I have to unpack kernel source to get the required documents.